The demand for commercial real estate remains high in the region, CBRE's survey shows, but patience will be needed as the coronavirus disrupts deal execution.
The hedge fund industry has been relatively slow to embrace environmental, social and governance (ESG). But this looks likely to change as asset owners increasingly demand it.
Once the deal is done, the $100 billion-plus juggernaut is expected to ramp up its Asia exposure, with Pimco likely helping Allianz Real Estate to build a third-party client business.
Korean securities companies will continue to supply domestic asset owners with new overseas alternative investments, but they are taking increasingly higher risks in the process.
Hong Kong has boosted its competitiveness as a private equity fund centre by confirming, this week, that it would review its tax treatment of carried interest as income.
China's dominance of emerging market PE inflows may be depriving smaller markets of capital, says Anne Fossemalle of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
As India continues to grow, the Canadian pension fund wants to position itself to take advantage of demographic trends and investments in infrastructure.
The Korean and US pension plans see benefits of favouring peers over external asset managers, as their latest partnership show.
The latest multifamily housing investment with California pension fund brings desired diversification to the Korean asset owner’s real estate portfolio, its CIO says.
Chinese and HK state investors may well expect private fund firms to use the new limited partnership regime, for which a proposal is imminent, says a lawyer involved in the process.
Reflecting on how best to use his experience, former hedge fund industry guru Paul Smith wants to help investors improve how they deploy money, and talks "purposeful capitalism".
The Canadian pension plan’s investment into Indian distressed assets is being driven by gradually improving fundamentals, said its global head of credit investments.
The financial services company believes that its recent tie-up with a private asset data firm will enable it to offer greater clarity and persuade asset owners to invest more in alternatives.
Different overseas alternatives strategies combined into a shared investment vehicle can cause problems for some corporate pensions. Long-term planning could remedy the issue.
For the Year of the Rat, AsianInvestor offers a set of financial and economic predictions. In our second instalment, we ask whether US private equity is reaching a bubble.
Overseas investors are flocking to Japanese housing. As the latest deal shows, there is increasing competition within one of the most sought-after real estate markets in Asia-Pacific.
Alternatives and emerging market equities will be Australian asset owners' preferred targets as they invest more offshore, a new survey by JP Morgan Asset Management reveals.
As interest in alternatives grows, the CIO of Japan's national pension fund believes that the mindset of asset owners must change, if they want to hire the staff they need.
After merging domestic alternatives investments into its global strategy, the state pension fund is now putting its efforts into overseas expansion.
We asked five investors and market experts where they see the best real estate opportunities, with asset values looking high and yields low.